Andrew Arreak and Christian Haas stand beside their qatimuk, which carries the equipment they use to measure sea ice thickness.
(Part 3 of 3)
Here is part of the SMART ICE collaboration in action. Andre Arreak from Pond Inlet and Christian Haas from York University (on the right, with the cold weather mask!). They are measuring sea ice thickness around this iceberg, and what a view. Can you see the raven at the top of that ice spire?
Results from today confirm that sea ice thins as you head west from town. The trend was already part of local knowledge, but now the exact thicknesses can be mapped. As ocean conditions continue to change with global warming, this technology becomes more relevant and more helpful to community members.